Audiobook review: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Posted April 16, 2014 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook review: Fool Moon by Jim ButcherFool Moon by Jim Butcher
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes
Series: Dresden Files #2
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc on 432
Format: Audiobook

Narrator: James Marster
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Harry Dresden--Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work--magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses--and the first two don't count...

Also by this author: Storm Front, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town, Shadowed Souls, Blood Rites, Proven Guilty , White Night , Small Favor , Turn Coat , Changes , Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files , Peace Talks , Peace Talks, Battle Ground, "Christmas Eve"

This is my honest review of Fool Moon from my own audio copy that is in my audio library. 

Harry Dresden is fast becoming one of my favorite book characters. I listened to the first book a while back and I always wanted to get back into the books.

Harry is a Wizard and he investigates strange things that go on in the human world. He also helps Lt. Murphy when she comes upon a chase that is a bit to strange to understand. After what happened in the first book Dresden hasn’t heard anything from Murphy in a while and his job as been pretty dead.

Now there is a string of murders going on and what has happened to them just can’t be considered normal. Murphy ask Dresden to take a look and it leads him to werewolves. Murphy is not quick to forgive Dresden and she doesn’t trust him either, there are a lot of miss communication that goes on between these two.

Marcone wants to hire Dresden to look into who is killing his associates and it would be good money for Dresden. Dresden can’t stand Marcone but the killings are in line with what Murphy is working on. He still refuses to work with Marcone.

Dresden and Murphy are at odds through this whole book and she even arrest him a couple of times but he escapes. Dresden figures out that not all of the killings are due to the werewolf of the fool moon because some of the killings happened on nights that there was no full moon. He finds a group with wold pelts that can turn them into wolves.

It’s been a while since I listened to the first book in the Dresden files and I really enjoyed getting back to Harry Dresden. It was a little irritating that Dresden and Murphy were at odds through the whole book. Harry moaned a little to much about how it was all his fault, but it’s not like he has a lot of choice. If he tells her everything then the council could come after her but then again if he keeps her in the dark she could get killed, so he is not really in a win win situation where that is concerned.

Over all though I enjoyed Fool Moon but I do hope the next book is a little bit better. If you have never read The Dresden Files I think your missing out on a good series if you are into paranormal type books!

The Narrator

I love James Marster as Harry Dresden and I know a lot of people can’t stand his narrations. At first his heavy breathing, sighs, and other noises sort of bothered me. The longer I listened though to me it just became a part of Harry Dresden and now I think if I was to have someone else read it I won’t like it as much.  I might be alone in this as I have seen several audio reviews that can’t stand Marster, but I find him to be okay. I have heard worse and I would rather listen to his heavy sigh that entertains me than a monotone speaker who bores me to sleep.


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